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Hot Running Diesel Engine

Tom models N scale and asks:

“I have a Kato analog diesel that’s running hot. I don’t want it to burn out.”

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2 Responses to Hot Running Diesel Engine

  • Leon says:

    If you don’t have a can of electrical contact cleaner purchase one along with a can of compressed air used to clean key boards as it sounds like you have a dirt and dust problem.

    Make sure you clean it in a well ventilated area and be sure to wear a dust mask or a paint grade mask.

    The problem persists and you have no other locomotives with problems you may have a bad motor in your locomotive.

  • phil+johnson says:

    Check with a amp meter for current draw. It should draw 0.1-0.15 amps. Ensure you have no bind in the drive train. I do a routine lube every 2 years and a complete overhaul/cleaning every 4/5yars

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